Crane Accidents

Fatal Crane Incident


A man working on a job site in Ermatingen – Thurgau, north east of Zurich, Switzerland died yesterday after he was hit in the head by a falling tower crane jib.

The man, 56, was working on the residential building site, when the jib of a self-erecting tower crane dropped into the middle of the site, striking him in the head. He was declared dead at the scene.

While we have now received some photos, taken from the road we do not know at this stage what might have caused the incident, although it looks like a luffing cable or luffing mechanism failure.


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